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Natural dog treats win Skowhegan Entrepreneur Challenge

Amanda Clark of Smithfield will move her natural dog treat business, The Maine Barkery, to downtown Skowhegan, and will receive $20,000 in cash and business incentives as part of an Entrepreneur...

Winter's late arrival impacting Aroostook businesses

The winter's late arrival and its seeming inability to stick around for more than a few days at a time has resulted in the decline in seasonal business for some Aroostook County merchants, the St.

Apothecary by Design selling retail pharmacy

Peter Van Allen| Kevin Steeves |

Apothecary by Design, one of Maine's fastest growing companies, will sell its retail pharmacy in Portland to a team that includes one of the company's founders.

Mainers become plow kings of Maryland during superstorm

While many of of us living in the state were happy to be spared the crippling wind, ice and over two feet of snow that hit parts of New York City and Washington, D.C. during winter storm Jonas, four...

Program hopes to spur economic development following mill closing

Kevin Steeves |

A new program has secured funding that aims to provide entrepreneurial advising and training for those who have been affected by the December 2014 closing of the Verso Paper Mill in Bucksport.

Traditional Waterville grocery expected to thrive under new owners

Missouri couple Jim and Katie Hoving, who longed to have a family-owned business in Maine, have bought Uncle Dean's Good Groceries on Grove Street in the city's South End, the Kennebec Journal...

Immigrants key 'to what Maine needs to solve its demographic challenges'

Lori Valigra |

The drive west along Forest Avenue from Woodford's Corner to Deering Junction takes you through some of Portland's most trafficked streets and intersections. It also takes you down blocks...

Warehouse shortage fueled by nontraditional uses

Peter Van Allen |

Beer brewers, coffee roasters and medical marijuana companies are taking over more warehouse space in Portland, driving demand and the price per square foot.

Revitalization of Norway's Main Street held up

The nonprofit Norway Downtown wants to revitalize the Odd Fellows Building, but its efforts are stymied by the lack of communication from its owner, the Norway Advertiser Democrat reported.

Portland entrepreneur’s hair care pitch wins Shark Tank investment

Alanna York, the owner of the Portland-based salon Head Games, sold a majority stake in her hair products business for $60,000 to Lori Greiner on the ABC television show “Shark Tank.”